Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

The Night Stalker’s Letter to a Fake Little Boy

In the 1990′s, writer and humorist Bill Geerhart began writing letters to celebrities, politicians and criminals under the guide of a young boy. An especially unsettling response to one of his letters came from serial killer Richard Ramirez, known as the Night Stalker.

In 2010, Geerhart’s book Little Billy’s Letters was published by Harper Collins.

See more handwritten correspondence at Letters of Note.

Why I Write to Prisoners: An Author’s Correspondence With Notable Inmates

Billy, Greetings. Got yr letter. What school do you go to? Who’s yr friend? You should stay in school. Send pictures. Richard

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